M Skills, Vol. 2.

Maximum acceleration, optimal traction, perfect grip – with Launch Control from BMW M.

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Launch Control

How to use Launch Control, featuring a BMW M4 Coupé.

#1: Warm-up:
Warm up the engine. Using the button, deactivate the dynamic stability control (DSC) to achieve maximum acceleration from a standstill.


#2 Choose your gear:
Switch the automatic into the sequential mode (M/S) with drive programme 3 and shift into first gear.


#3 Kickdown:
Press down on the brakes and at the same time the accelerator until kickdown. On the instrument combination panel, a start flag symbol appears.


#4 Regulate rpm:
You can regulate the starting speed using cruise control to 3,000 to 3,500 rotations per minute.


#5 Action:
Release the brakes while maintaining kickdown. The car accelerates with optimal traction. Shifting up occurs automatically as long as the gas pedal is held completely down. And bye-bye!

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Verwendung der BMW M Launch Control für Schaltgetriebe – BMW How-To


BMW M Launch Control for manual gearbox.

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Who is who.

 Stefan Landmann, BMW Driving Experience Instruktor

Race car driver, winner of the 24-hour Nürburgring, BMW instructor: Stefan Landmann stays on the ideal line. As a class winner in 2011 at the 24-hour Nürburgring on the notorious Nordschleife, the hot-blooded race car driver conquered one of the most demanding racetracks in the world in a BMW M3 GT4. As a certified BMW instructor, the 30-year-old Austrian is the right man in the right place when it comes to transferring the fascination of racing to the road. “It is a great pleasure for me to work with people who are as enthusiastic as I am,” says Landmann. “I like to pass on my motorsport experience.”

  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at

    All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.